Weekly Roundup

May 28, 2014

In Focus:

Texas and CMS Finalize Dual Eligible Demo MOU

Roundup:

California MediConnect Enrollment Update
Xerox Awarded New York MMIS Contract
Rhode Island Updated Duals Demo Timeline
CMS Conducting Study on State Payment Rates to MCOs
Safety Net Hospitals Report Drop in Uninsured Admissions
170,000 Arkansans Deemed Eligible for Private Option
Michigan Reinstates Medicaid Managed Care Use Tax

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May 21, 2014

In Focus:

Indiana Proposes Alternative Medicaid Expansion

Roundup:

Colorado Governor Signs Bill for Hepatitis C Screening
Nebraska Medicaid Delaying Development of MLTSS Program
Nevada Switching to Federal Exchange
New York Health Plans form Strategic Alliance
Timeline for Revised Puerto Rico Mi Salud RFP Revealed
CMS Releases Final 2015 Exchange Regs, Basic Health FAQs

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May 14, 2014

In Focus:

Pennsylvania Issues Healthy PA RFA

Roundup:

Florida Removes Sovaldi and Olysio from Preferred Drug List
Connecticut Legislature Passes For-Profit Hospital Bill
Colorado Selects HP to Update Medicaid Claims System
Texas HHSC Cancels Xerox Medicaid Contract over Dental Claims Fraud
Ohio Details Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Trends
Puerto Rico Cancels RFP, Extending ASO Contracts

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May 7, 2014

In Focus:

HHS Reports on Medicaid, Exchange Enrollment

Roundup:

Florida Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Begins Rollout
Florida Finalizes FY 2014-2015 Budget
California Releases D-SNP Policy Proposal
Ascension, CHE Trinity Announce Michigan Partnership
New York Update on Behavioral Health Reform
Texas Issues Medicaid ICF/IID Care Management RFP

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April 30, 2014

In Focus:

CMS Actuary Issues Medicaid Forecast Report

Roundup:

Florida FY 2014-15 legislative budget update
Oregon to abandon state health insurance exchange
New York Medicaid managed care program update
California assembly passes increase in Medi-Cal provider rates
Michigan bill introduced to reinstate Medicaid HMO “use tax”
Rhode Island to launch health care claims database
Cain Bros. hosts conference call on psychiatric hospitals

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April 23, 2014

In Focus:

Illinois’ Updated Medicaid Care Coordination Rollout

Roundup:

California Publishes Exchange Enrollment Report
Indiana Provides Updates on Upcoming Medicaid Managed ABD RFP
New York Updates on Managed LTC and Duals Demonstration
Colorado Reports on Exchange Enrollment
Utah Agreement on Medicaid Expansion with CMS Reportedly Close

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April 16, 2014

In Focus:

Quarterly Medicaid MCO Enrollment Update – Q1 2014

Roundup:

Indiana releases Medicaid managed ABD RFI
Texas releases STAR Health RFP
Florida Medicaid waiver approved by CMS
New York waiver amendment approved by CMS
Update on Georgia DCH appropriations
Maine Governor vetoes Medicaid expansion
Medicaid expansion enrollment updates in Colorado, New Jersey, Indiana, New York
Washington Medicaid managed care audit calls for greater oversight

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April 9, 2014

In Focus:

Michigan Finalizes Duals Demonstration MOU with CMS

Roundup:

California duals demonstration begins
Indiana contemplates Medicaid expansion
Texas announces NEMT awards
Virginia passes mental health law
New Hampshire delays managed care for DD
3M Medicaid beneficiaries added through February according to CMS enrollment report

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April 2, 2014

In Focus:

Texas Provides Updates on Managed Care Initiatives

Roundup:

Insurance Exchange Enrollment Surged as deadline approached
New York state legislature approves FY 2015 budget
Florida budget moves through appropriations Committees
Illinois duals demonstration launches
Maryland considers Connecticut’s Exchange system
Michigan Medicaid expansion opens for enrollment
Healthy Pennsylvania Waiver Update
Cook County (IL) awards CountyCare contract to Centene

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March 26, 2014

In Focus:

CMS Proposed Insurance Exchange Rules for 2015 Reviewed

Roundup:

California waiver amendment approved, updates CCI timing
Texas HHSC provides update on Duals Demonstration
Georgia Assembly finalizes FY 2015 budget
Illinois Governor releases FY 2015 budget recommendations
New York Medicaid behavioral health carve-in RFQ released
New Hampshire House approves Medicaid expansion

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